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MINUTES <br />OF THE'REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCLL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />DECEPlBEIi 18, 1978 <br />Answering rollcall were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor <br />Van Valkenburg. <br />Councilman-elect Bredesen, Mr. Raymond O'Connell representing the Human Relations <br />Commission and EZrs. Helen McClelland representing the Community Development and <br />Planning Commission were present. <br />MINUTES of November 6, 8 and 20, 1978 were approved as presented by motion of <br />Councilman Courtney, seconded by Councilman Shaw. <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg <br />Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />ROBERT SNYDER, GEORGE BUTLER AND ROGER HOBSON HONORED UPON RETIREMENT. <br />V2n Valkenburg presented plaques to the following retiring employees and <br />commended them for their competent and dedicated service to the City of Edina: <br />Robert R. Snyder as Manager of the Edina Liquor Stores from September 28, 1956 <br />to December 29, 1978; George D. Butler as Police Officer and Sergeant from <br />October 11, 1951 to November 30, 1978; and Roger K. Hobson as Manager of the <br />Edina Braemar Arena from Febri:ary 3, 1968 to December 29, 1978. <br />Mayor <br />P P P- a <br />I <br />COUNCILMAN SHAW'S SERVICE TO CITY CITED. <br />gratitude to Mr. Willis F. Shaw for his many years of public service to the City <br />and presented him a plaque inscribed: <br />Mayor Van Valkenburg expressed Council's e a <br />To <br />WILLIS F. SHAW <br />From <br />the resi'dents and City Council of the <br />City of Edina MN <br />"who gratefully acknowledge his generous, gracious, and public-spirited <br />service to the City as a Member of the Edina City Council <br />' <br />1 January 1968 31 December 1978 <br />ORDINANCE NO. 811-A123 (KERR COMPANIES) GRANTED FIRST READING. Affidavits of <br />Notice were presented by Acting Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed <br />on file. Mr. Hughes recalled the request for rezoning from R-1 Single Family <br />District to 0-2 Office District for the property generally located at 4917 Eden <br />Avenue was considered at the last meeting. At that time Council instructed the <br />proponents to return with a preliminary site plan based on a building of 4 stories <br />in height, having approximately 40,000 sq. feet of leasable floor area. <br />Mr. Hughes stated that the proponents have returned with a proposal for that <br />type of building and have prepared a site plan which has been reviewed by the <br />staff, and that they have found no variances would be necessary. <br />son, representing the Kerr Companies, stated that they had complied with Council's <br />request and presented a model of the scheme for which they are requesting rezoning, <br />showing the scale and utilization of the site. <br />be a 4-story building, approximately 70 ft. wide and 180 ft. long with about <br />10,200 sq. feet net rentable on each floor; that it would be limited to under <br />43 ft. in height and could be built within a 12 ft, floor to floor height. <br />parking requirement for this building would be 240 parking spaces on the site. <br />This would permit green space around the building in sufficient quantity to have <br />outdoor sitting areas next to the building and for trees to be planted within the <br />pa'rking areas to break the scale of that down and to offer some shading. <br />response to a question of Mrs. Pat Senior, 4503 Golf Terrace, Mr. Martinson ex- <br />plained that the site is working to their benefit in that it would allow depressed <br />parking and therefore the majority of the parking area would be shielded from <br />Willson Road. Mr. John Senior recalled that possible traffic congestion had been <br />discussed previously and asked whether it would be possible to sign the exit from <br />the parking lot so that right turns would be prohibited, to protect residents in <br />the neighboring area from excessive traffic. Mr. Hughes responded that prohibit- <br />ing traffic access has been tried in other places in the City and has usually <br />resulted in compounding traffic problems in other areas. <br />that it could be signed thateway, but would be difficult to enforce. <br />Hall, 4902 Lakeview Drive, stated he did not understand why this was not a <br />desirable residential propercy, as the houses located just south of the site were <br />closer to the highway than any houses which could be put on the subject property. <br />Mr. Hughes responded that the City has received numerous complaints about noise <br />generated from Hwy. 100 and the Crosstown; that there would be an air quality <br />I <br />Mr. Bob Martin- <br />He indicated the building would <br />The <br />In <br />' Mr. Hoffman stated <br />Dr. Harry B.